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ERIC Number: EJ847552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Neoliberalism, Performance and the Assessment of Research Quality
Besley, A. C.; Peters, Michael A.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v20 n6 p814-832 2006
This article provides a critical discussion of the neoliberal reforms of higher education focusing on new managerialism and New Public Management. It also distinguishes between democratic and market accountability regimes, examining how the former arise from classical liberalism and the latter from neoliberalism. The article then examines "neoliberal technologies of government" by reference to Foucault and analyzes "neoliberal governmentality", providing an account of contractualism, professionalism and quality assurance, before comparing various forms of research and performance audit and research quality within "the culture of performance". (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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